§ MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord - Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state upon whose recommendation Mr. P. F. Mullaly was appointed a Sub-Land Commissioner; whether he passed any examination to test his qualifications; and why it is necessary to furnish this official with special assistance in respect of scaling and mapping.
§ MR. BIRRELL
Mr. P. F. Mullaly was appointed by warrant of the Lord-Lieutenant bearing date 1st April, 1907, to act as a temporary Assistant Land Commissioner for the ensuing year. I am not aware that Mr. Mullaly was appointed upon the recommendation of any person. He was appointed upon his personal application, and the Lord-Lieutenant was fully satisfied as to his qualifications. He was not required to undergo an examination. The rules do not prescribe any examination for the post. The Land Commission inform me that they have not furnished Mr. Mullaly with any special assistance in the performance of mapping and scaling work.